Who were these individuals? They were witnesses to a land transaction between a James Martin born 1777 outside of Canada and a Philip ? Hotts on 2 Feb 1835 as per land record in Belleville Ontario, Canada. There was a Malcolm McPherson who went to Ionia Michigan born 1834 in Canada. I do not know if this was the same person. The Malcolm McPherson in Thurlow Twp Ontario in 1835 was a millwright as per the document.